The parade of musical acts moving through the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar — despite the COVID-19 pandemic — continues with yet another huge star: Randy Owen, founder and lead singer of country hit machine Alabama, in an “extremely rare” appearance set for March 18, talent buyer Justin Smith said in a prepared announcement.
Tickets for the “once in a lifetime” show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at CowboyBarJH.com. In keeping with the Cowboy Bar’s practice of following current state and local COVID-19 precautions, the event will be a sit-down affair, with limited, socially distanced seating. As such, seats, priced at $100 to $500, will be sold by two- and four-top tables.
As frontman for the supergroup and as a solo performer, Owen has sold 80 million records, scored 43 No. 1 hits, and earned 53 gold and platinum records. In 22 years, Alabama raked in Grammy Awards, People’s Choice Awards and American Music Awards, was named Entertainer of the Year eight times by the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association, and Artist of the Decade by the Academy in 1989 and Country Group of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America. Owen has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Smith said the audience should expect a “scaled-down configuration” in which Owen will play smooth rhythm guitar, tell stories and sing Alabama hits such as “Lady Down on Love,” “Love in the First Degree,” “Tennessee River,” “Feels So Right” and “Mountain Music,” as well as favorites from Owen’s storied career as a solo artist.